The Wedding of Mahesh and Benela
a film by Niels Gutschow and Axel Michaels
D, 2012, 55 minutes
The film documents the main events of a Hindu marriage in Bhaktapur, Nepal in November 2010.
It covers the preparation and main rituals in both the house of the bride and the groom.
It is the third part of a project within the framework of the Collaborative Research Centre 619,
Ritual Dynamics at the University of Heidelberg, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
The film is part of the publication Getting Married. Hindu and Buddhist Marriage Rituals Among
the Newars of Bhaktapur and Patan, Nepal, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012.